Phase I Archeological Investigation for the Proposed U.S. Army Material Command Army Research Laboratory, Adephi Laboratory Center, Adelphi, Maryland

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Author(s): Sydne B. Marshall; Stuart J. Fiedel

Year: 1993


Phase I archeological investigations were conducted at the Adelphi Laboratory Center at the following proposed project site locations: 1) proposed Parking Facility site within Area 200; 2) proposed Emergency Response Center site within Area 200; 3) proposed Scale Model Test Facility site within Area 500; 4) Storm Water Management Pond site; 5) Waste Treatment Facility site; 6) Clean Room Access Road site; 7) the sites of several miscellaneous additions/building modifications to Buildings 106, 203,205, and the proposed B.E. yard, and 8) the proposed Microelectronics Research Facility. Historic period cultural material including structural remains were identified within the proposed parking facility and emergency response center sites. Documentary research and field investigations indicated that the site dated to the early-to-mid twentieth century. One prehistoric flake and two additional possible flakes were also recovered within the proposed parking garage location but within a disturbed context. Within area 500, several very small fragments of historic period ceramics were recovered but were interpreted as having been redeposited within the survey area. The Storm Water Management Pond site yielded redeposited brick and brick fragments within the tributary streambed but no other additional cultural materials or features. The Waste Treatment Facility site yielded some prehistoric and historic period material with a mixed, disturbed context. One prehistoric quartzite flake from the Clean Room Access Road site appears to be an isolated artifact. Areas where building additions are proposed and where the Microelectronics Research Facility is proposed were determined to have little potential for containing significant archeological resource due to previous disturbance. The report concludes that within the proposed project locations, there will be no impacts to significant historic properties. It is recommended that no further cultural resource investigations be carried out at any of the proposed project locations.

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Phase I Archeological Investigation for the Proposed U.S. Army Material Command Army Research Laboratory, Adephi Laboratory Center, Adelphi, Maryland. Sydne B. Marshall, Stuart J. Fiedel. 1993 ( tDAR id: 438177) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438177

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min long: -79.514; min lat: 38.565 ; max long: -76.349; max lat: 39.749 ;

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Contract No.(s): DACA87-91-C-0069

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